Prospective Graduate Students

Welcome to the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR)! We offer diverse graduate programs for individuals interested in making an impact on the world’s agricultural, food, energy and environmental systems.

We encourage you to explore the websites of the departments in CANR to learn more about the graduate programs, the faculty and their research and the requirements of each program.  Please contact the graduate Director, graduate secretary and faculty in the program by phone or e-mail to learn more.  In some programs, you may need to have your faculty advisor identified before you apply.

When you are ready to take the next step in your education, apply to the Graduate School at MSU.  Most of our programs accept applications at any time of the year; however, to be fully considered for assistantships and fellowships, we recommend that you check the department’s specific deadline information and apply by January 1 for admission for Fall Semester.  Once you have started your online application process, you will be granted access to the portal, which will allow you to upload and track your application materials.

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources works to facilitate opportunities for all of our graduate students, and is proactive about creating an inclusive and equitable environment for graduate education. To see some of the ways in which CANR works toward equity in our graduate programs, visit Office of Diversity and Pluralism Graduate Students Resources.



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